AAAS Symposium - Speak Up: Domestic Violence in API Communities (10/29/13)
Cosponsored by AAAS and its community partner Center for the Pacific Asian Family, the AAAS Fall 13 Scholars Lecture was a symposium dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness Month (click here for a flyer). Debra Suh, CPAF executive director, gave a powerful and inspiring keynote speech on domestic violence and sexual assault among API communities. Citing researches on prevention and intervention as well as CPAF's successes, she called upon students to be vigilant and get involved! Other speakers include Kimiko Kelly (CPAF Outreach and Engagement Program Director), Siyon Rhee (Professor of Social Work), Dora Dang (AAAS student, CPAF trainee), Frances Siu (Professor of Special Education and Counseling), Micheal Willard ( Faculty Director of Community- Based Learning), and Harkmore Lee (Director of Center on Child Welfare). NSS Dean James Henderson and more than 60 students and faculty attended the symposium.
Keynote Speaker Debra Suh
The audience. Front left: NSS Dean James Henderson, Dr. Michael Willard, Harkmore Lee, Dr. Siyon Rhee.
Kimiko Kelly, CPAF Outreach and Engagement Program Director
Siyon Rhee, Professor of Social Work
Dora Dang, AAAS student and CPAF trainee
Frances Siu, Professor of Special Education and Counseling
Michael Willard, Faculty Director of Community- Based Learning at CSULA
Harkmore Lee, Director of Center on Child Welfare at CSULA
The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Spring 2013 Lecture (5/23/13)
The Spring 2013 Lecture, entitled "The New Woman, the Iron Lady, and the Body Writers: A Historical Perspective on Gender in Modern Chinese Literature" (click here for a flyer) was delivered Dr. Hongwei Lu, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature of the University of Redlands. Dr. Lu discussed the transformation of women's images and women's self-expression in literature since the May-Fourth Movement. The lecture was followed by lively and extended discussions.
Dr. Lu gives an overview of gender in Modern Chinese history
Dr. Lu answers a student's question
Dr. Lu discusses Shanghai Baby and the body writer generation
Among the audience is Dr. Rennie Schoepflin, Associate Dean of NSS.
The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 2013 Lecture (3/13/13)
The Winter 2013 Lecture, entitled "Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles," was a huge success! Chinese American Museum (Los Angeles) Executive Director Dr. Michael Duchemin, Curator Steven Y. Wong, and Education Programs Manager Michael Truong discussed the history of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles and their effort in preserve and present such an important past to a packed audience. The panel was moderated by Dr. Gay Yuen, chair of the Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Charter College of Education.
Dr. Gay Yuen introduces the panel. From right: Dr. Yuen, Dr. Michael Duchemin, Steven Wong, Michael Truong
Dr. Duchemin, director of the Chinese American Museum, gives a brief introduction of the museum's history
CAM Curator Steven Y. Wong discusses the museum's roles and missions
The panel and the audience
Dr. Kylie Hsu, Professor Emeritus and AAAS Advisory Board member, is among the attentive audience (back row, right)
Dr. James Henderson, Dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences
Steven Wong recounts CAM's early exhibits
Dr. Duchemin discusses the contribution of the Louie family
Michael Truong mobilizes students
Michael Truong takes a question
Nathaniel Marcelo, a Health & Human Services student, comments on the panel
The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Winter 12 Lecture (2/21/2012)
The Winter-12 Lecture, entitled "Redemptive Poetics of the Sent-down Youth in Post-Mao China", was successfully delivered by Dr. Yanjie Wang of Loyola Marymount University. In the lecture, Dr. Wang presented a brief history of the Sent-down Youth Movement during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-76) as well as an in-depth analysis of the haunting effect of the youth’s experience as illuminated in the Chinese film "The Postmodern Life of My Aunt" (2006). The lecture, attended by more than 40 faculty and students, was followed by lively discussions and comments.
The lecture room
Dr. Qingyun Wu of Modern Languages and Literatures Department comments on the lecture
Dr. Wang answers questions
Questions from a graduate student
An attentive audience
The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Fall 11 Lecture (Oct 20, 2011)
The Fall-11 Lecture, entitled "Loyalty in a Time of Change: Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910) in the 17th Century," was successful delieved by Dr. Sun-hee Yoon of Loyola Marymount University, followed by lively discussions and comments. About 30 people attended the event.
A captive audience
Group photo after the lecture. Front row (from left): Dr. Lena Chao (Communication Studies, Director of Asian and Asian American Institute), Dr. Kylie Hsu (Modern Language, director of Center of Chinese Studies), Dalvin Tsay (graduate student, History), Dr. Sun-Hee Yoon (LMU), Dr. Ping Yao (History, Director of AAAS), Dr. Hyojoung Kim (Sociology, Director of Korean American and Korean Studies), and Dr. Syon Rhee (Social Work). Photography by Dr. Jongwook Woo (Information Systems)
The AAAS Scholars Lecture Series Inaugural Lecture (May 19, 2011)
The very first AAAS Scholars Lecture was a great success! About 50 people attended the lecture, delivered by Dr. Ali Igmen of California State University Long Beach. The topic of his lecture was "Central Asia and Its Relationship with Rest of Asia" (click here for Dr. Igmen's lecture on PPT). It was followed by Dr. Afshin Matin-Asgari's coments and many enthusiasic reponses from the audience.
Dr. Ping Yao, AAAS Director, gives an overview of the AAAS Program
Dr. Ali Igmen delivers the inagural lecture
Dr. Afshin Matin-Asgari delivers a response